Did a painting over the Easter holidays, inspired by life at the barn where we were a year ago. I am also fascinated by hedgerow life and conservation. I used acrylics for this piece on stretched canvas. To make the marks, I didn’t use any brushes but potatos cut up to stamp the paint with, … More Hedgerow and Barn
Hey, I hope all of you who celebrate Christmas have a joyous one, filled with everything you need – like happiness, love, family and good friends. Christmas is not about the gifts, or the tree or the baubles and garish lights festooning so many houses at this time of year but you wouldn’t think otherwise … More ‘Monkey’s wedding’ …
Some work I’ve been concentrating on this month – all done on Bockingford paper with Caran D’Ache water soluble oil pastels. Most are either A3 in size or A4: Abstract Field 1 A4 – landscape Abstract trees and foreground A4 Abstract trees and foreground 2 A4 Abstract sky A4 landscape Variation on a theme A4 … More Original Water-soluble Oil Pastels Paintings
Something different (for me, at any rate). Got a bit tired of one of my larger canvasses last week, so decided to jazz it up somewhat. I don’t do this ‘pointilist’ type of work normally, so it was something strange to begin with but after a while I enjoyed the freedom. ‘What do you see?’ … More New work (not for sale)
I got me some Caran D’Ache ws oil pastels the other day and some really wonderful Bockingford Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper – A3 size – I took 20 sheets. What a difference good ground paper makes! It is really sturdy and quite stiff but takes a lot of manhandling with liquid and paint. I have … More Water-soluble Oil Pastels
We are settling into our new home and I’m beginning to find more space and time to paint. This week I completed two pieces, this is the first to get up on a wall: Image cropped : “Gold” Acrylics, sand texture, gels and inks on stretched canvas. Size: 70cm x 60cm x 2cm (approx) or … More New this week – ‘Gold’
Well, we have at last settled into our new house. My painting space is very limited but I’m managing to scrape a hole big enough for myself and the paints … the large one below [abstract seascape) was painted mostly outdoors, great fun that was in 32 degrees C, trying to keep the acrylics wet! … More Some new work
There are many things influencing my outlook on life at the moment – some very positive (like moving to our own house very soon – yay, no more renting!) and others not quite as positive (like waiting to find out if we will be able to permanently care for my baby granddaughter – we will … More New mixed media
Quite some time ago I started working on a series of paintings relating to the South African landscape, for some reason I didn’t finish that work. I decided to go back to one of them over the weekend and this is the result, might still do a bit more tweaking (as always!). This area holds … More New mixed media
The brief I was given from my client was to paint her a picture of her field, which lies behind her offices and home in a rural area of South Norfolk. She wanted a representation of the field in winter and depending on how that went, would probably ask me to do another painting of … More Commission – completed
‘Summer Glade’ Oil pastels, oil paints and ink on A3 paper. (pictures on right, to show detail) I was going for a loose feel with this one, the underpainting seems to set it all off sparkling.
These are the first in a series of flower studies. All on A3 double gesso-ed acrylic paper. ‘Cosmos – mixed’ Oils blended with glazing medium on acrylic inks background. ‘Daisies in sunlight’ Acrylics on acrylic ink background. Oil pastels and paints – blended with glazing medium on acrylic ink background. ‘Cosmos -2’ ‘Pastel poppies’ … More New series – flower studies.
I’ve titled this one, ‘On her way’ – it is inspired by the devastating mental health struggles my youngest daughter is currently experiencing after the birth of her baby almost three months ago. These last few months have been extremely traumatic for all of us but last night, when I went to visit her with … More New painting – with back story.
‘Little Field’ Acrylic inks, oil bars and oil paints on gesso-ed multi_media paper. This small painting is available to purchase here I am using this post to test out connection to my existing blog community on WordPress. I am not certain that my website is visible to you all and I’d appreciate comment if you … More New small painting
Apologies for such a long time in posting any arty updates – been lots of family things to sort out lately, I’m quite exhausted by all of that, so let’s get on with it hey? I discovered Winsor & Newton Oil Bars quite by accident and only have a small selection at this stage. But … More Oil Bars
Yesht, so I have managed to eventually get myself sorted out with a bit of space to paint in. I tried it out today because the rest of the family have gone away for the weekend, so I could make as much mess as I liked and actually get to concentrate on something for a … More Yee-ha
“Woodland Light” 14 ¼” x 10 ¼” Soft pastels on paper Footnote: I got hold of this with the Galeria gloss medium – the idea was to see if this medium would be compatible and protect the pastels better than a fixative spray. What seems to have happened is the tones have darkened – … More New soft pastel work
Yes, I’ve been absent from WordPress for quite a while … the whole of November has been a bit of a bugger up on my side – mainly because I’ve been in and out of hospital. I’m on the mend now and getting stronger all the time but it’s been a very long, stressful and … More Ink landscapes
“Sea” 47″ x 39″ x 1 ½” Acrylics, metallic paints and inks, on stretched deep wrap canvas. Ground has been highly textured over a period of months, resulting in a very robust, cured surface that is quite hard. I used caulk, modelling paste and other gels to get the texture. It’s currently hanging in my … More Abstract on canvas – large
“Flight (for Laura)” Inks (metallic and standard), acrylics, irridescent medium, on 140lb A3 size acid free Acrylic paper (Oh and I did so cheat, using a Google search for line drawings … wickedness. Laziness. Well it’s Sunday) Actual size of painting: 14½” x 9¾” Close ups of texture detail Thanks for the inspiration, Laura … More Abstract on paper – larger -A3 size 2